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Chimonanthus praecox

Highly prized by floral artists, even a single stem makes an eye catching fragrant indoor display.
The creamy sulphur yellow, waxy petalled flowers appear on bare stems with a spicy scent from November to March.
Grow against a wall, or in a border where the foliage forms a rounded dome. Prefers full sun in well drained soil. Height 3m (10'). Spread 1.8m (6'). Fully hardy perennial. Supplied in 9cm pots.

Flower Colour

Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Ideal for Beginners, Scented

Hardy Perennial


September onwards

Flowering Time

Full Sun

180cm (72")

3m (10')

Chimonanthus praecox


Well drained


Full sun




November to March

Additional Information

Scented, great for flower arranging. Low maintenance. Pruning group 1 if needed. During its first year in the ground, ensure Chimonanthus are watered regularly and that a protective layer of mulch is applied in severely cold weather conditions. After the flowering period, remove old and dead stems to retain a healthy shape and appearance. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 29 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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